|Approval Date||21 Jun 2011|
|Signature Date||19 Sep 2011|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Mar 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
This project consists in the construction of the Gabes-Medenine-Ras Jedir highway link, for a total cost of EUR 454.78 million. It is co-financed by the Bank with a EUR 137.34 million loan, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, with a EUR 136.47 million loan which is already approved, and the Tunisian Highways Corporation/Tunisian Government, with a contribution amounting to EUR 180.97 million. Specifically, the project includes the construction of 195.020 km of a 2x2 lanes highway between Gabes and Ras Jedir (LibyaTunisian border). The ADB loan will be used specifically to finance the construction of the Medenine-Ras Jedir section. The project’s processing has started in November 2010, is part of Tunisia’s 11th Social and Economic Development Plan, and was confirmed by the Tunisian Government after the Revolution. It will contribute to the Tunisian Government’s priority programme put in place in the wake of the Revolution and which notably aims at reducing regional disparities by unlocking isolated rural areas and curbing unemployment, especially among the youth.
The project’s objectives are to improve the overall functioning and efficiency of the national transport system, in support to the growth in domestic and international trade, and strengthen regional and economic integration. More specifically, the project is intended to facilitate the movement of goods and persons between Gabes and the Tunisia-Libya border, and improve access to the major development centres located in the South-East region of the country.
The project will mainly benefit the people in its area of influence. The wider zone of influence (ZIE) affects a population of over five million people out of a total population of 10.4 million people in 2009. The Zone of Direct Influence of the Project (ZIP) has an estimated population in 2009 of 957,400 inhabitants. The project will have a positive impact on the mobility of the populations in the PA, and thanks to the improvement of the safety and security conditions and the time savings on the different routes. This increased mobility will benefit all sections of the population of the PA, including facilitating access to health facilities, education and administration, and developing tourism and interregional and international exchanges.
African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
SOCIETE TUNISIE AUTOROUTES (STA)
|Last Update||05 Oct 2022|
|Name||DIOP Maimounatou Ndiaye|
|35.33333 10.58333||Gouvernorat de Mahdia|
|34.75 10.41667||Gouvernorat de Sfax|
|33.33333 11||Gouvernorat de Médenine|
|33.83333 9.75||Gouvernorat de Gabes|
|33.15 11.5667||Raas Ajdar|
|33.1378 11.2196||Bin Qirdan|